I would to like add to this thread.
I haven't added weights to what I pulled because I didn't now, so I took the time tonight and added up the weights. Here it goes,I was a little surprised.
My truck weighs in at 7640, big tex goose neck weights in at 7500, case 580 extend-a-hoe weights in at 15000 + or - 200lbs. That puts me at 30140lbs.
The trailers GVW alone puts me into class A weight restriction. I pull this 500 miles to Fairbanks and back several times a year, there are many steep grades. ECT and EOT have never been a problem while pulling this heavy of a load, I have to back out on EGTs, I back out of the throttle at 1700*. I run Matt's 8k tow tune I know it's to hot of tune but my family has a saying "if it cand stand it it cannot stay".
Do you honestly expect ANYONE who knows anything about these engines to take you seriously that you know what your talking about when you make statements like these?
I chose a system that has worked for me and didn't feel like spending $2400 for a system that could possible work, or could have left me defueled in the middle of a grade.
JetJock has already posted that his hasn't ever caused him problems only cause for concern. He tows extremely heavy on a regular basis, THOUSANDS of miles to boot not 500 miles a few times a year.
To answer some of your questions Tuscany the oil bypass is retained in the oem filter housing, pressure drop is really not of concern there is only 6' of hose to and from the external oil cooler. If you really want, I can get fittings to attach on both sides of the oil lines and read the pressure drop, but again this is irrelevant. What is the pressure drop of the oem oil cooler??
There isn't a pressure drop in the OEM system . You get a pressure drop when you start altering the system to make the flow path LONGER than the OEM system or changing the original direction of the flow of oil (<--Which by the way Vince's kit does). You also get things such as flow restrictions when you start ADDING to the system that it wasn't originally designed for. It doesn't matter if it is 3 feet of hose or 1000 feet of hose these variables will ALWAYS have to be taken into consideration and accounted for when designing a kit like this.
BPD had to provide this because their system is completely different, they had to prove that their "hair to liquid" cooler could provide enough flow to keep up to the demanding addition 20+ foot of hose.
LMAO Your joking right??? This statement right here just proves how uneducated you really are when it comes to BPD's kit. That said, how can you even claim that you know what your talking about when you don't even have factual data?
If you know the the oem oil path, then you would know that the oil bypass is in the factory housing. All Vince has done is replicated the oem oil cooler and placed it outside of the valley.
Vince has already stated that the oil flow through the oil cooler housing is no longer the way it ran when it retained the OEM oil cooler under the housing, his kit changes the direction of the flow of oil through the housing so your statement is inaccurate.
You have been called out, why don't you now that the oem system is bypassed in the factory housing? I guess you need to study before you request for information that is readily available to you.
Please show me where Vince has posted ANY of the information that answers ALL of the questions I have asked above. PLEASE because I am not the first NOR will I be the LAST to ask these questions to Vince about his kit UNTIL he posts this information in a place where it is readily available to the public.
Also MAYBE you should PRACTICE WHAT YOUR PREACHING. Are you pickin up what I'm puttin down??
I missed a thread and was called foolish, you dont know your motor, so what does that you? Foolish?